Additional questions ask about one's support or opposition to the proposed $40 million East End library, as well as for the recent improvements at Haddad Riverfront Park.
The final question asks the interviewee if he/she is aware that Mayor Jones had fought to keep state government offices headquartered in Charleston.
I talked to two of the three individuals named in the poll, Commissioners Carper and Hardy, and both said they had not commissioned the poll.
Carper, in fact, went so far as to say he would consider it a demotion to go from commission president to mayor.
Mayor Jones was not reachable for comment Friday afternoon.
Ever since it drew criticism in 2007 when 26 members went to a Council of State Governments conference at a resort in Puerto Rico (making it the largest delegation at the conference, including the host), the Legislature has cut back on its travel to out-of-state conferences and conventions.
Only eight legislators signed up for the National Conference of State Legislature's Legislative Summit last Sunday through Wednesday in Louisville, Ky.
In the Senate, only Education Chairman Robert Plymale, D-Wayne, made the trip. (There were a bunch of education issues on the agenda.) Attending from the House were: Delegates Bonnie Brown, Meshea Poore and Danny Wells, all D-Kanawha;John Doyle, D-Jefferson; Bill Hamilton, R-Upshur; Charlene Marshall, D-Monongalia; and Finance Chairman Harry Keith White, D-Mingo.
Finally, when Manchin announced he was running for Senate on July 20, first lady Gayle Manchin was noticeably absent -- and Manchin said she was attending the annual family vacation at Myrtle Beach, S.C.
In fact, flight records for Manchin's personal Piper Saratoga show that he made an overnight trip from Charleston to Myrtle Beach on July 18-19 -- in the midst of the special session on senatorial succession.
On July 21, Manchin flew himself back to Myrtle Beach, where he stayed for the remainder of the week.
This past Wednesday, Manchin flew the Saratoga to Lewisburg to attend The Greenbrier Classic PGA golf tournament.
Reach Phil Kabler at ph...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1220.